About “Driftin’ Away”
(5th-6th Grade Exam Level)
This piece is set in a 1980s easy rock style with a slightly funky feel here and there.
Easy Rock music (also known as Soft Rock) is a more relaxed style of rock ‘n roll that emerged in the 1970s and continued through until the 1990s.
A selection of Easy Rock bands: Air Supply, Bee Gees, The Carpenters, Steely Dan, Genesis, SKY, Little River Band, Toto, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Billy Joel, Chicago, REO Speedwagon, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart.
“Driftin’ Away” features a simple but powerful melody with written solo sections for both the soloist and the pianist.
“Driftin’ Away” Includes a soloist part, piano part, performance and backing tracks.
What is Soft Rock?
Andy Firth’s Music Featuring Soft Rock and Various Grooves: One Foot in the Groove